MATCH REPORT: Ashford 2 Crawley Wasps res 1

Hannah Duncan, pictured in May’s London & South East Regional League Cup final, netted Wasps reserves’ opener at Ashford (Picture: Michael Hulf)

Crawley Wasps reserves dropped their first points of the season in the South East Counties Premier Division as they lost 2-1 at Ashford.

Things started well for Simon Pavey’s side when Hannah Duncan headed in her second goal of the season from a Natalie Stephenson corner.

Wasps held that lead going into the break and looked in a good position to make it nine wins from nine in the league.

But Ashford came into this game as the only other unbeaten side, with five wins and a draw from their six matches.

And the hosts duly turned the match on its head as they struck twice in the second half to win, both goals scored by

Wasps reserves: Samain; Richards, Duncan, Russell, Ward; Davies, Natalie Stephenson, T. Smith, Woollard; M. Carter, Fine. Subs: Callaghan, N. Smith, Dunt.

MATCH REPORT: Crawley Wasps res 9 Milford & Witley 0

Millie Carter scored twice in Crawley Wasps reserves’ 9-0 demolition of Milford & Witley (Picture: Dave Burt – www.daveburtphotography.co.uk).

Seven different players scored as Crawley Wasps’ reserves beat lower-division Milford & Witley 9-0 in the South East Counties League Cup on Sunday.

Millie Carter – signed earlier this season from Portsmouth – created the first three goals. She first crossed for Amy Woollard to head in the opener and then set up Toni Smith for the second, before finding experienced left-back Michelle Ward for a rare goal.

Wasps added two more before half time. Nicholle Smith’s centre was nodded down by Woollard into the path of centre-back Jess Rippin, who scored after her first two efforts were blocked, before Carter drilled in from the edge of the box.

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Nicholle Smith also provided the sixth, her corner forced home by Ellie Russell, while another set-piece – this time from Natalie Stephenson – found Suzanne Davies at the far post to make it 7-0.

Davies and Carter rounded things off as Wasps set up a trip to divisional rivals Ashford in round two.

Wasps reserves: Samain; Richards, Duncan, Russell, Ward; Davies, Natalie Stephenson, T. Smith, Woollard; M. Carter, Woollard. Subs: Rippin, Barnham, N. Smith, Martin.

MATCH REPORT: Worthing 0 Crawley Wasps res 3

Amy Woollard was previously with Ascot United (Picture: Ben Davidson Photography)

Two first-half goals from Amy Woollard set Crawley Wasps reserves on their way to a 3-0 victory at Worthing on Sunday., to maintain their own 100 per cent record in the South East Counties Premier Division.

Woollard, a summer recruit from Ascot United, headed in Rosanne Fine’s hooked cross for the opener and then drilled home following a corner.

Wasps went close again as they hit the woodwork twice in the same attack but at the other end were indebted to a fine save from keeper Leah Samain to keep Worthing at bay.

Centre-back Ellie Russell nodded in a Natalie Stephenson corner early in the second half to extend Wasps’ lead, before striker Amy Clark was sent off late on after a melee.

Wasps reserves: Samain; Richards, Duncan, Russell, Ward; M. Carter, Stephenson, T. Smith, Woollard; Fine, Clark. Subs: Rippin, Barnham, Callaghan, Dunt.

MATCH REPORT: Lewes Foundation 2 Crawley Wasps res 4

Crawley Wasps reserves hit back from two goals down to beat Lewes Foundation 4-2 on Sunday for their seventh league win on the spin this season.

Wasps hit the post early on but their hopes of holding on to their 100 per cent record looked bleak when the hosts scored twice either side of half time, through Olivia Walker and Maya Beesley.

But Simon Pavey’s side responded in fine fashion during the second half. Amy Clark pulled one back, Rosanne Fine (pictured) levelled things up and substitute Lauren Callaghan’s goal nudged Wasps’ reserves ahead for the first time.

Another sub, Zoe Martin, then nodded in Woollard’s corner past former Wasps youth-team goalkeeper Feitong Wilde to ensure a seventh win in a row.

Wasps reserves: Samain; Measures, Richards, Duncan, Ward; Woollard, T. Smith, Natalie Stephenson, N. Smith; Fine, Clark. Subs: Barnham, Martin, Callaghan, Dunt.

MATCH REPORT: Bexhill United 1 Crawley Wasps res 6

Michelle Ward, pictured here in the 2018 London & South East Regional League Cup final, was the Thales player of the match at Bexhill (Picture: Michael Hulf)

Recent signing Millie Carter grabbed two more goals as Crawley Wasps reserves won 6-1 at Bexhill United on Sunday.

Carter, who also netted twice on her debut for Wasps reserves against Meridian last month, got the first two for Simon Pavey’s side at The Polegrove.

Toni Smith headed in the third before the break following a free-kick, with Alex Tibble further extending the lead in the second half.

Bexhill pulled one back through Dominique Beckett but Wasps were never in danger of surrendering their commanding lead.

Substitute Amy Clark came off the bench to add a brace as Wasps’ reserves continued their 100 per cent record at the top of the South East Counties Premier Division.

Centre-back Ellie Russell made her debut having followed Carter across from Pompey. Experienced full-back Michelle Ward was named the Thales player of the match.

Wasps reserves: Samain; Ward, Russell, Duncan, Tibble; Davies, T. Smith, Natalie Stephenson, Woollard; M. Carter, O’Hagan. Subs: Dunn, Barnham, Clark, Dunt.

MATCH REPORT: Crawley Wasps Res 5 Eastbourne LFC 0

Former Northern Ireland international Catherine O’Hagan scored twice (Picture: Dave Burt Photography)

Crawley Wasps’ reserves maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a 5-0 dismissal of Eastbourne Ladies on Sunday.

Winger Nicholle Smith created both first-half goals, crossing for Amy Woollard at the far post and then setting up Catherine O’Hagan for the first of her two strikes.

Top scorer Rosanne Fine was denied by a great save, while Eastbourne competed well throughout but the greater potency of Simon Pavey’s side took its toll in the second half.

Soon after the break, Woollard fed O’Hagan and the former Northern Ireland international’s deflected effort made it 3-0.

Another ex-international, Lithuanian Olga Svaikevic, was introduced from the bench and she added the fourth after excellent work from Martin and O’Hagan.

Svaikevic was also involved in the fifth goal, when her header was blocked and Martin gleefully pounced upon the loose ball.

It took the reserves’ tally to 33 goals in their five matches as they continue to set the pace at the top of the South East Counties Premier Division.

Wasps reserves: Samain; Richards, Rippin, Duncan, Ward; N. Smith, M. Carter, T. Smith, Woollard; O’Hagan, Fine. Subs: Svaikevic, Dunn, Barnham, Martin.

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MATCH REPORT: Crawley Wasps Reserves 10 Meridian 0

Reserves boss Simon Pavey passes on half-time words of wisdom against Meridian.

Crawley Wasps’ reserves recorded their biggest win since April 2016 as they beat a short-handed Meridian 10-0 on Sunday.

Rosanne Fine scored a hat-trick, taking her season tally to 10 in four games, while Wasps’ latest signing Mille Carter netted twice as a substitute as they made their extra man advantage count.

The result – which comes just two weeks after they beat the same opposition 9-0 – maintains their 100 per cent record at the top of the South East Counties Premier Division.

Catherine O’Hagan rolled a shot against the post early on before Wasps took the lead on 11 minutes through Toni Smith’s effort, following energetic work from Lauren Callaghan.

Fine then struck twice, first from Amy Woollard’s cross and then converting Callaghan’s delivery.

Defender Hannah Duncan headed in Natalie Stephenson’s corner for her first goal since December 2016 to leave the hosts 4-0 up at the break.

In the second half, Fine continued to show her sharpness inside the box to complete her treble, while Nicholle Smith added the sixth.

Eighteen-year-old Carter – previously on the books of Lewes, Brighton and Portsmouth – laid on a goal for O’Hagan and then netted herself after shifting away from a couple of defenders.

Stephenson’s rocket from long range was the pick of the goals, before Carter’s cross-cum-shot looped in over the goalkeeper.

Wasps reserves: Samain; Richards, Rippin, Duncan, Ward; Woollard, Natalie Stephenson, T. Smith, Callaghan; O’Hagan, Fine. Subs: Bolton, Svaikevic, N. Smith, M. Carter, Martin.

REPORT & HIGHLIGHTS: Crawley Wasps Res 5 Saltdean Utd 1

Crawley Wasps reserves passed a huge test with flying colours on Sunday as they beat Saltdean United 5-1 to make it three wins from three in the South East Counties Premier Division.

Although newly promoted, Saltdean are anticipated to be among the leading sides in the division but Simon Pavey’s team proved too strong.

They went in front in the 18th minute with Amy Woollard showing good strength before crossing for Rosanne Fine to volley home.

Lauren Callaghan then scored from an acute angle following Natalie Stephenson’s pass to give Wasps a 2-0 half-time lead.

Saltdean pulled a goal back shortly after the break when Summer Dutton got on to the end of a free-kick, but Stephenson restored the two-goal advantage when her set-piece crept in at the near post.

Woollard and Fine both netted from close range to set the seal on an impressive win.

Wasps reserves: Hillman; Richards, Bolton, Rippin, Ward; Woollard, Natalie Stephenson, T. Smith, Callaghan; Martin; Fine. Subs: Svaikevic, Dunn, N. Smith.

MATCH REPORT: Meridian 0 Crawley Wasps Res 9

Crawley Wasps reserves demolished a 10-man Meridian 9-0 for their second victory in two games in the South East Counties Premier Division.

Rosanne Fine, scorer of all four goals in the opening-day win over Lewes Foundation, netted again to give Wasps the lead in Chatham.

Lauren Callaghan set up Amy Woollard to make it 2-0 before Natalie Stephenson and Zoe Martin scored before the break to give the visitors a 4-0 half-time lead.

Stephenson grabbed her second to make it 5-0, with Toni Smith then adding her name to the score sheet.

Former Ascot United forward Woollard (pictured) was responsible for the final three – first, her corner was turned in for an own goal, then she headed in substitute Carys Dunn’s cross and she went on to deliver for Toni Smith’s second.

Wasps reserves: Samain; Richards, Rippin, Duncan, Ward; Woollard, Natalie Stephenson, T. Smith, Callaghan; Martin; Fine. Subs: Dunn, Svaikevic, Tibble, N. Smith, Clark.

MATCH REPORT: Crawley Wasps Res 4 Lewes FS 0

Rosanne Fine scored all four goals as Crawley Wasps reserves beat newly promoted Lewes Foundation on the opening day of the South East Counties Premier Division season.

Striker Fine completed her hat-trick before the break, with Nicholle Smith setting up all three.

Lauren Callaghan later missed a penalty before Fine added a fourth, for the reserves’ biggest win since April 2017.

Wasps reserves: Samain; Richards, Rippin, Duncan, Ward; N. Smith, Natalie Stephenson, Tibble, Callaghan; Martin; Fine. Subs: Bolton, Svaikevic, Barnham, French, Clark.